NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CHANGE IN RATINGS
initiated at Deutsche Bank with a Buy rating and $5.50 price target. Introduces 2009 EPS estimates of -$0.46.
initiated at UBS with a Hold rating and $37 price target. Introduces fiscal 2010 EPS estimates of $1.96. Establishes a short term Buy rating.
upgraded at Jefferies from Underperform to Hold. $10 price target. Company is winning new touch-screen contracts, but upside still remains limited from current levels.
upgraded at Jefferies from Hold to Buy. IT spending should pick up in 2010. $50 price target.
initiated at Credit Suisse with a Neutral rating and $58 price target. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates set at $1.99 and $3.43, respectively.
buy rating dropped to neutral by Meredith Whitney, founder of Meredith Whitney Advisory Group. She is well-known for predicting the banking downturn. Goldman Sachs was her only buy recommendation.
upgraded at Jefferies from Hold to Buy. $34 price target. Industry checks suggest better deal rates.
upgraded at Barclays to Overweight from Equal Weight on expected strong earnings. Price target lifted to $50 from $32. 2010 EPS estimate raised to $0.66 from $0.14 and 2011 introduced at $2.29.
downgraded at Credit Suisse to Neutral from Outperform. Variable annuities earnings no longer deserve a premium multiple as a growth engine.
initiated at Deutsche Bank. Initiated with a Buy rating and $10 price target. Introduces 2009 EPS estimates of $0.27.
Polo Ralph Lauren
initiated at UBS. Initiated with a Buy rating and $86 price target. Introduces fiscal 2010 EPS estimates of $3.83.
upgraded at Credit Suisse from Neutral and price target lifted to $49 from $38.
downgraded at Pali from Neutral to Sell. $12 price target. Estimates also cut, as there continues to be little pricing power.
initiated at UBS with a Buy rating and $83 price target. Introduces 2009 EPS estimates of $4.97.
STOCK COMMENTS / EPS CHANGES
price target raised at Credit Suisse to $235 from $200. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates increased to $5.88 from $5.84 and to $7.46 from $7.26, respectively. Reiterate Outperform rating.
price target raised at Barclays to $17 from $8. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates maintained at -$1.18 and $0.00, respectively. Reiterate Equal Weight rating.
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price target raised at Credit Suisse to $85 from $75 after positive meeting with AMG's CEO. Maintain Outperform rating.
target boosted at Goldman to $106. Internet trends likely improved during the second quarter. Buy rating.
price target raised at Credit Suisse to $50 from $48. Neutral rating.
estimates raised at FBR through 2010. Store checks show that sales continue to improve. Outperform rating and $15 price target.
numbers lowered at FBR. Shares now seen reaching $27. Estimates also reduced, to reflect the loss of the SYMC contract. Market Perform rating.
estimates, target boosted at Goldman. Shares now seen reaching $25. Estimates also increased, to reflect better marketplace trends. Neutral rating.
price target higher at Credit Suisse to $22 from $19. Maintain Outperform rating. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates lifted to $0.56 and $0.88, respectively.
numbers increased at Goldman. Shares now seen reaching $26. Estimates also raised, to reflect improving industry trends. Neutral rating.
estimates, target boosted at FBR. Estimates were increased through 2010. Expect search volume growth to drive near-term earnings upside. Outperform rating and new $660 price target.
price target higher at Credit Suisse to $65 from $59. Maintain Outperform rating.
price target, estimate higher at Barclays. Price target raised to $45 from $36. Reiterate 2010 EPS estimate at $0.43, 2011 raised to $1.90 from $1.67. Maintain Overweight rating.
estimates raised at Morgan Stanley through 2011. QVC is rebounding sooner than expected. Equal-weight rating.
price target, estimates boosted at Barclays. LIZ price target lifted to $10 from $5 after reviewing distribution strategy. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates increased to -$1.20 from -$1.45 and to $0.20 from -$0.45, respectively. Maintain Equal Weight rating.
price target cut at Credit Suisse to $81 from $90. Maintain Neutral rating.
price target higher at Barclays to $25 from $22. Maintain Equal Weigh rating. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates set at -$0.77 and $0.75, respectively.
numbers cut at Goldman. Estimates were reduced through 2011. Recent acquisition could boost the pipeline, but will be dilutive to earnings. Neutral rating and new $33 price target.
target raised at Goldman to $210. Internet trends likely bottomed in the second quarter. Buy rating.
price target higher at Credit Suisse to $93 from $75. Neutral rating. 2010 and 2011 EPS set at $7.14 and $7.53, respectively.
estimates raised at Credit Suisse. PM 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates increased to $3.31 from $3.28 and to $3.75 from $3.60. Maintain Neutral rating and $48 price target.
price target boosted at Credit Suisse to $23 from $13. Maintain Neutral rating. 2009 and 2010 EPS estimates increased to $1.52 and $1.83, respectively.
estimates, target raised at Morgan Stanley. Shares now seen reaching $53. Estimates also boosted, based on organic growth potential and currency gains. Overweight rating.
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